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Old 09-25-2009, 08:14 AM   #1
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Wainscoting in bathroom

So this might be a dumb question. We have old school square tile that comes up about 42 inces (past the window sill). My husband is taking the tile down and we want to put up wainscoting. I was told HD or Lowes has wainscoting taller than the average height. Is this true? Of course we will take a trip there to see.

Also, when we go to put up the waiscot, I assume we will need to drill holes for any pipes correct?

We have a pedestal sink that is caulked to the tile on the wall now. How hard will it be to uncaulk and what do we use to get it off?

Thanks for any help.


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Old 09-25-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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There are numerous sources for wainscoting including but not limited to Home depot and Lowes. Look around before you buy. Yes you will need to drill holes for the pipes. Use a 5&1 or 10&1 (You can get these anywhere that sells paint) to cut the caulk out. It is not hard to cut out.


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Old 12-28-2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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How did this go? Where did you find what you wanted? Wood or MDF?

I am starting a similar project and would love to see a picture of how it came out!
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Make sure you seal both sides of the wainscoting orior to installing it. this will prevent warping. I do not think I would use MDF in a bathroom. moisture would scare me. but thats just me.
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